The Gulf Coast Oil Spill One Year Later: The Legal and Administrative Response

Posted: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 14:26

The massive oil spill on the Gulf Coast caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April of 2010 has generated more legal claims than any other environmental disaster in history and presents unique challenges for our system of justice. On October 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM in the Carroll Moot Courtroom, a panel of experts will convene to discuss the response of our justice system to these unique challenges and identify the processes in place for compensating victims of the spill.  The discussion will focus on the administrative claims process and on the significant court actions currently pending in New Orleans.

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The members of the panel are: Luther Strange, the Alabama Attorney General, Rhon Jones from the firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles and Greg Hawley from the White, Arnold & Dowd law firm.  General Strange and Rhon Jones will be discussing the progress of the lawsuits in United States District Court in New Orleans, and Greg Hawley will be discussing the administrative claims process which proceeds  under the supervision of Ken Feinberg.

The panel members will give initial presentations and then there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

The program is sponsored by the Cumberland Cordell Hull Speakers Forum and the Cumberland Environmental Law Society.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED.